United Elementary students experience the real world of work
In 2015, Governor Wolf charged Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera with examining and enhancing PA’s students with college and career readiness. Rivera found that by increasing students’ accessibility, exposure, and awareness, students would be better able to plan for their futures. With the implementation of Chapter 339 Plans required by all PA schools, United Elementary has given students the opportunity to spend time in local workplaces to assist them in their planning. Students spent February 2 as part of National Groundhog Job Shadow Day, a nationwide initiative that encourages professionals to provide job shadowing experience for students. Developing programs where students can work in real time with people in their fields in addition to studying vicariously, will assist students toward achieving both the PA Secretary of Education’s and Governor’s college and career readiness goals.